# RANDBETWEEN

Creates a random value between min and max. It is possible to create a series of increasing or decreasing values by specifying a delta range. The delta is randomly choosen within its range and applied to last returned value.

Syntax

=RANDBETWEEN(Min, Max [, MinDelta, MaxDelta, InitialValue])

Arguments

NameDescription
MinMinimum value to return.
MaxMaximum value to return.
MinDeltaOptional. Minimum value applied to last value in next step. If specified MaxDelta must also be set. Min and MaxDelta together define the possible range of change
MaxDeltaOptional. Maximum value applied to last value in next step. If specified MinDelta must also be set.
InitialValueOptional. Initial value to start with. Only used if MinDelta and MaxDelta are given. Note: delta will be applied to inital value.

Return Value

Random number between minimum and maximum argument.

Example

FunctionResultComment
=RANDBETWEEN(1, 10)e.g.: 5The return value can be any number between 1 and 10.
=RANDBETWEEN(10, 30, -1, 1, 15)e.g.: 16Initial value is 15 to which a random delta of -1, 0 or 1 is added. 1 in this case resulting in 16.
=RANDBETWEEN(10, 30, 1, 3, 15)e.g.: 16Initial value is 15 to which a random delta of 1, 2 or 3 is added. 1 in this case resulting in 16.